As debate continues over the format this year's Leaving Cert should take, one Mayo student is calling for a hybrid model - where students could choose between accredited grades or sitting the exams - or both.

The Teachers Union of Ireland has called for the return of the traditional Leaving Cert exam, given that schools have remained open throughout this academic year.

However, the National Association of Principal and Deputy Principals and the union representing secondary school students are both seeking a hybrid approach - similar to last year.

The Irish Second-Level Students Union is currently surveying students on the matter, but says provisional results show a clear favour towards a hybrid model.

The ISSU Regional Officer for Mayo is Adrian Tuffy -  a Transition Year student at St Muredach's College in Ballina.

Adrian told Midwest News this evening that he believes a hybrid model would be the fairest option for all students...


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